Trump Tweeted About Women’s March 2018 & Twitter Was Extremely NOT About It
This weekend, thousands of people across the United States (and world) are participating in sister marches, as well as the Women's March 2018 — exactly one year after the first one took place. As with most topics, Trump seized the moment to make his opinion on the Women's March known, and, as usual, his remarks left the Twitterverse scratching their heads. Trump tweeted about the Women's March 2018 a little before 2 p.m. on Jan. 20, as marches protesting his administration were underway across the country. "Beautiful weather all over our great country, a perfect day for all Women to March," he wrote. "Get out there now to celebrate the historic milestones and unprecedented economic success and wealth creation that has taken place over the last 12 months. Lowest female unemployment in 18 years." Sigh.
Despite the fact that many people marched today in protest of Trump — against his administration and the legislative actions that have endangered marginalized communities — the president was criticized for seeming to posture himself as a champion of women's rights. Instead of highlighting strides women have made towards equality, in spite of Trump's leadership, he made the focus of the Tweet the economy. Though not surprising, it is still frustrating, to say the least.
Luckily, as always, Twitter users were on the ball and were quick to call him out for his cringe-worthy remarks. Here are some of the best responses to Trump's tweet about Women's March 2018.
1. Politicians jumped in
Pelosi simply reshared Trump’s tweet, and added, “Who wants to tell him?” Such a simple but effective burn.
2. Users pointed out that he was the reason they were marching
Over twenty women have alleged Trump sexually assaulted or harassed them in some way. And with the running theme of Time’s Up or #MeToo inspired posters, Twitter users were quick to bluntly remind Trump that he is part of the problem.
3. They also pointed out his attacks on many marginalized communities
The Trump administration has not only hurt women, but has threatened different communities like DREAMers, disabled people, Muslim Americans, and many more — which why marginalized people and allies alike have taken to the streets this weekend.
4. One person made this fair suggestion
Part of me wants to see how marchers outside the White House would react if Trump attempted to join the ranks.
5. People told him he was “fired”
Everyone know “you’re fired” is Trump’s signature catchphrase, but I don’t think he'd appreciate it as much when the tables are turned.
6. Some people shared signs from the Women’s March
Not many — okay, let’s be honest — no signs that featured Trump from the hundreds of marches that took place were very flattering. Twitter users made sure that Trump knew what marchers actually think of him.
7. Others referenced his “sh*thole” comments with their signs and responses
Trump’s xenophobic comments about immigrants backfired big time.
8. He got a few reminders of sexist comments he’s made
You could probably write a full-length novel with the amount of misogynistic comments Trump has said, and Twitter users made sure to use Trump’s own words against him.
9. Some users were mad that Trump was focusing on the March while the government was shut down
Though the United States’ government is officially in a shutdown, Trump seemed to rather take credit for — or troll — the Women’s March 2018 than to do his job.
10. One mother said her daughter would one day take his job
She seems like she'd do a pretty good job, TBH.
11. Nancy Sinatra simply told him to “shut up.”
Singer-turned-activist Nancy Sinatra chose the simple route in response to Trump’s comments about the Women’s March.
12. People retweeted photos of marchers outside his property
People gathered around Trump’s hotel weren’t there to celebrate the president, but protest him.
13. For some Twitter users, GIFs had to suffice
If Trump’s tweet left you speechless, there are thousands of eyeroll or gagging GIFs to choose from.
14. Mostly, people wanted Trump to just sit down
Sometimes, the best thing to say is nothing at all.